I'm supposed to blog about a movie I loved when I was younger that I see differently now. One movie sprung to mind:
So, as research for this blog, I had to watch the movie again so I could see it through my 43-year-old eyes. First, there's the crazy cartoon at the beginning. While an 8-year-old thought, "Wow, this is going to be a great movie," the 43-year-old wants to say, "Wow, this beginning goes on forever. And why is it a cartoon?"
Still...it's Grease. Best movie ever! I have to admire the way the film appealed to children, but I have to wonder why so many profanities. So much of it went right over my head when I was little. I even sang along with the soundtrack. Relentlessly.
Have you listened to the lyrics to Greased Lightning lately? Yikes.
I have to admit, it's hard to look back and see how John Travolta has changed over the years. Her before and after is pretty good. His, on the other hand... Well, maybe he should have asked her for a plastic surgeon referral before getting all that work done. Then...
What was your favorite movie as a child? Have you tried re-watching it as an adult?
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